Chris Jordan – Photographer/Environmentalist (1/27/09)
Posted by youngsierrans on January 25, 2009
The gallery above depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds (Cans Seurat, 2007 – Size: 60″x92″). Click photo to view enlarged image.
Chris Jordan, photographer and environmental activist, will be speaking as part of the SMU Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series this coming Tuesday, January 27th. Chris will share slides of his art and comment on the global effects of mass culture and consumerism. Tickets ($40 and up) are still available.
From his site:
“Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books.”